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>> thank you very much for joining us. >> for the first time since the earthquake and the tsunami devastated north eastern japan, american nuclear energy leaders are taking a different position regarding the safe of japan's crippled nuclear plant. >> the white house warned u.s. citizens to clear the area 50 miles around the plant. japan is just advising a 20-mile evacuation. the state department is telling citizens to rely on the united states for updates. nbc's bay area is tracking the effort to stop a nuclear meltdown. >> reporter: we are monitoring all the information coming and it is hard to make sense of all this. what we do know is that right now in the last hour, the focus has shifted to a reactor at that daiichi nuclear plant. that's one thing we're watching. we're watching the advisory for american to get a little farther away from that plant than was originally recommended. now, the japanese government did double the number of workers they're sending in, trying to find out what's happening within the plant. they are working by flashlight. they are pumping sea water in to
until maybe tomorrow. now, crews are surveying the ing us now byma joining us now by phone is one of the residents in this area, pattdavis. she is in along meadow nepa, s y made doe lane. s patty, can you hear us? >> caller: yes, i can. >> tell us how this happened this afternoon. could you hear this rock slide unfolding? >> caller: no, we couldn't really hear the rock slide unfold, but we heard the road was blocked. my roommate tried to go down the driveway and was turned around. and it was some trees and rubble that was covering the road. and by 2:00 something this afternoon, it was just this mass that you see now on your -- from your helicopters. it's quite -- it's big. >> patty, let me ask you to turn down your tv or anything you have like that, because we're getting some feedback. tell me, is this the main road that you go in and out of scott's valley, because your home is west of 17, is that correct? >> reporter: yes, it is west. and i don't have any power, and only thing i have is a direct wall line, so i don't know where the interference is coming from. >> okay. is this th
tomorrow. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. for all of us here at nbc news, new york. for all of us here at nbc news, good night. -- captions by vitac -- >>> good evening. i'm marla tellez. it is the first day of spring, but definitely does not look like it outside. powerful winds and lots of rain causing all sorts of problems all across the bay area. from downed signs in san francisco to toppled trees. and thousands of people remain without power tonight. let's get right to meteorologist nick o'kelly f a look at the wild forecast. >> used to t t utohe the masigei like that a the storms movov roughthhe bay. t here's a look at dabar doppler. as we seeee things settle down ju a bit. scat red showershocros t east bay and central cvalley. the flood watch for parts of the sacramento river delta and into the napa area, still looking at rivers and streams possibly getting up near the flood stage. most of the action has shifted down to our south and in a big way. highway 1, 101 down towards san luis obispo. gjungjutiet pndtied by that subtropical moisture. we'r
church. i'm raj mathai. >> cheryl, tell us what is happening there. >> reporter: police just left the scene but parishioners are still here in richmond. the pastor was arrested along with his elderly mother and his wife. no official word from police, but they tell me that the church is in foreclosure and the pastor and his family arrested because they refused to leave today. all three people were handcuffed. the pastor's wife was taken away in handcuffs about a block away in an awaiting patty wagon. >> this is what they call the iron triangle. the highest drug place we've got and we've got one of the churches, leaders, trying to do something and they are trying to get rid of him. what would you think about that? that's not right. >> reporter: parishioners are very upset awaiting in front of the church. that same car has the pastor and his mother inside. one man was picked up in handcuffs, as you can see, and carried away. the foreclosure situation has been heating up for several weeks now. the church pastor believes he's the victim of predatory loan and because of the services tha
>>> thanks for joining us, i'm raj mathai. >> one peninsula is resting easier after a hectic day. a mountain lion making its way into one family's backyard. the big cat was first spotted this morning in redwood city, less than a block from sequoia hospital. let's bring in kris sanchez with why police say there was no other choice but to shoot and kill the mountain lion. >> reporter: well, there is probably a lot of talks about moun den lions and probably second guessing of the police officers who say they had no choice but they say it was all about public safety. these homeowners started their day with a mountain lion in their backyard, police at their front door, and a police warning them to stay inside. >> i saw his face looking between the fence slats. i thought he was yawning but this is something that they do to warn you, like that. >> reporter: their neighbors around the corner spotted it around 8:19 this morning, which is likely the same one that was spotted about a mile away three hours earlier. as police cornered the 100-pound cat for hours, she knew the police officers
's valley, which is able 6 miles north of santa cruz. nbc bay area's marianne favro joins us now live with a closer look at how people are coping there. and these are people that are usually pretty self-sufficient. >> reporter: they are used to be very resilient. and the rain is really coming down here in scott's valley. that's the concern tonight, what impact it will have on the already-saturated hillside. the rock slide came down and closed off nelson road, and that has made 50 people making hiking part of their daily commute. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: jackie mauer shot this video of the slide in action. she was steady for a minute, until the rocks started flying too fast. that's when she took off running. >> i shook for an hour afterwards. >> reporter: the sandstone slide closed the road leading to 26 homes. >> there's no way for us to get out, other than on foot. >> reporter: for now bobs orr o and about 50 of his neighbors must hike in and out on this new trail. some must hike more than a mile. this man is carrying in gas for his generator. sheriff's deputies on atvs went to ea
. there are about 400 who use this road. conference drive has just reopened minutes ago after a landslide forced to close for 30 hours. this cleanup is over. now another one begins. for this homeowner, her decision to make tea in her kitchen around 10:00 this morning quite possibly saved her life. a huge tree slammed in to her home splitting it in half. >> arrived on the scene, the woman had already got p herself out of the kitchen. not a bit of damage. the door opened and she walked right out. >> reporter: crews are trying to salvage what they can. >> we're trying to get stuff where water is starting to come into rooms, moving a k350comput heirlooms. >> it's a nice wooden home and it's a shame. it's destroyed. just right down the middle. >> reporter: the crushed home is on nelson road near scotts valley. only about a mile away from this rock slide that has trapped people in 33 homes. they must now use this soggy path to get in and out. work to clear this slide is delayed. today geologists inspected it and said it is still moving. living in the santa cruz mountains, people here expect to live wi
there have been no large-scale radiation releases. u.s. ships assisting in the area moved further out to sea to avoid potential danger. japan is now accepting help from american experts at general electric, the designer of this plant. ge, also a co-owner of us here at nbc. experts are now downplaying concerns that a radioactive cloud could cause serious health problems for us here in california. there is a strong wind that blows in this direction. with that said, we bring in our own jeff ranieri, tracking this jet stream. is there a connection here, jeff? >> certainly, when you look at the jet stream, it can carry weather systems thousands of miles away. in fact, it does very often. as we take a look at this jet stream out here in the pacific, it is this river of air that once again travels across the entire world, and these upper level winds are some 250 to 280 miles per hour on average. it's this west to east movement, that many of you may be concerned about, when you think about what's happening in japan. but right now, as we have heard from the experts, there is no radiation risk posed t
>> dirty details, barry bonds' former mistress takes the stand. >>> thank you for joining us i'm garvin thomas. >> i'm jessica aguirre. our top story tonight. capif capatola digging itself out of mud and shut down businesses and turned a mobile home park into no home, completely unlivable. chris sanchez has more on the clean-up efforts and now the big question, chris, who is going to foot the bill for the clean-up? >> reporter: a very good question, jessica. a question that goes unanswered today. we found suppliers, with charming little places. problem they don't look like this anymore. it all looks like that. so far nobody know whose is going to pay to get things back to normal. >> as heavy machinery works to get to the bottom of the pit, where the pipeline burst and sent water and mud through, the city is trying to get to the bottom of who owns the pipeline and who will pay. >> we haven't figured out the insurance piece. the city is covering out of the emergency fund. >> reporter: that $600,000 fund won't be nearly enough to get things back to normal. the damage expected to e
>>> thanks for joining us on this thursday. >>> conflict of interest, or just another case. san francisco's brand-new d.a. is facing a difficult challenge. he has to investigate and possibly prosecute a case of alleged misconduct and perjury by local cops, the same cops he used to oversee as police chief. some question whether that's possible in that position. >> reporter: well, you know, jessica, it's interesting. he didn't even have to leave this building to go from his job as police chief to district attorney two months ago, but did that switch create a possible conflict of interest? essentially it means that these officers will be investigated by they are old boss, and he may have to prosecute officers he knew, trusted and supervised. do you think that there's a possibility at all that he might be able to do this fairly? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: she says she started the foundation for police oversight after her son was shotted and killed by sfpd officers during an altercation in 2001. >> we know this has been going on for so long. >> reporter: she's not surprised by t
>>> thanks for joining us. >> a tense day at a small east bay community. all schools were on lockdown after a student and a gun went missing, and they're s ing at this hour. the student goes to albany high. let's bring in traci grant. she joins us from albany. good news, traci. there's concern for the missing teenager. what's the latest? >> reporter: look at this flyer that albany police have been distributing. this is the 16-year-old boy they're looking for and the fact that he could possibly have been walking around today with a gun has ramped up this investigation. it's the reason why this school and others shut down the whole operation today. >> the vice principal is like, you guys, you can't get your lunch or anything because we're on lockdown. he wouldn't like open the gate. he said, just go back to your class. >> reporter: they were final lal loued to move around freely in afternoon after two hours in lockdown mode. they say it was the same situation at albany high school a few blocks away. >> the principal went over the intercom and said code red, lock the classroo
and he joins us by phone. hello, george. >> repter: hello, diane. good evening back there and good morning from where we are at. those images in the video you've been talking about that you're seeing back in the states, we're a few hours away from the sendai and fukushima area. while the buildings around here at the airport definitely rattled and rolled a few days ago during the initial quake, at least they're still standing, so people at least have a home or a place to go to. but those in the sendai area, many of them don't have homes anymore. and they're camped out in shelters or wherever they can. you have entire neighborhoods literally washed away and what's left are, as you've seen in the video, pieces of wood, broken concrete, piles of metal. you have many families who haven't seen or heard from loved ones. they don't have if they're alive or dead. japanese families don't know if they have aunts and uncles still alive. we have friends and people in the united states who are wondering about loved ones over here. to even drive up to that area, that's a challenge in itself. many
risk. he joins us from tokyo via skype. residents and journalists are now leaving tokyo. is there any sense of panic there? >> reporter: i would say a sense of urgency is the best way to describe it. not a sense of panic. when i looked outside the 18th floor window here and looked down, you can see people are going about your business. but you can definitely feel there's a sense of urgency when we're out and about early this morning, late last night. you can see that there is concern, there is worry, and in some cases, there is fear. i don't think there is a sense of panic. you know, people are lining up at the train stations. we were at a tokyo train conversation last night. we were at a tokyo train station, people trying to get to other parts of japan. there is a definite fear and concern over radiation levels in this city. even though they're considered not a health risk at that time. that's what we're hearing from, from the japanese government. we met one san francisco man who going to work out of an osaka hotel 320 miles to west instead of here in tokyo. when mitch left san franc
yesterday. meteorologist nick o'kelley joins us now to explain. nick? >> believe it or not today, marla, today was actually a break in the action, if you can believe it. there's the break moving off into the central valley. rain overspreading the bay from the west-southwest. the next storm is really going to pack a punch. this time we're really concerned about winds. here's a look at current wind gusts. gusts to 29 in oakland. gusting to 26 in hayward. 24 currently gusting out at san jose international airport. wind advisory posted baywide starting at 9:00 p.m. tonight until tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. for the santa cruz mountains, we've got a high wind warning. that means gusts could exceed 55, maybe even 60 miles per hour. why all the fuss? you can see it on the satellite picture. comma-shaped cloud, area of low pressure, the system has really wrapped up plenty of moisture streaming in with it. we've already got a sad rated ground. there's a possibility we'll see trees down, power outages overnight tonight. if that were not enough, there's another storm waiting in the wings. we've g
to be dismissed. jody hernandez joins us live. the first case goes to court tomorrow. >> reporter: defense attorneys are appalled saying the very people who investigated their clients are now accused of being dirty themselves. as you said, the first case involving one of those officers is set to be heard here in court, to be in court tomorrow. and a judge is likely going to get an earful. >> it just keeps getting more and more involved. >> reporter: the public defender said she is highly troubled that yet another officer has been arrested on charges of conspiring to obtain and sell drugs. 47-year-old steven, a contra costa sheriff's deputy assigned to danville was arrested friday night. >> all i know is that they threw their investigation of the operations they were led to this other officer. so obviously raises questions how many other officers may be involved and where is it going to end? >> the arrest comes days after narcotics task force commander norman welsh, the well known private eye christopher butler pleaded not guilty to stealing drugs from evidence longers and selling them back
and open fire because they believed they were in imminent danger. tracy grant joins us from oakland. this is often a messy and sensitive outcome. protests and more distrust of police. could we see any of this with this case? >> it is possible. when this shooting took place, tlp some protests that took place right near where it all happened. and this, it all took place just maybe a couple of months after the verdict from the johanns mehserle trial. opd is not saying anything about this case. there is still an internal investigation underway. the d.a. isn't saying anything saying this 12-page report speaks for itself. does it speak the truth? some people don't think so. >> my brother is dead. i mean, you know, these people are walking free? >> tonya said her brother's death was a tragedy but she wanted to it mean something. she said she wanted it to open a darr for people of color to finally believe if their loved one was killed by law enforcement officers, those officers would be punished. she said that's not what happened here. they decide that had the officers will not be prosecute
>>> good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. want to get you right to this new round of wicked weather moving into the bay area. marianne favro joins us live with more fear that rain there trigger mud slideses in areas already ravaged by the storm. >> but first, jeff ranieri tracking this next big storm. it's one after the other. >> while the latest round didn't bring a whole lot in the way of rainfall, we did see winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour. and it's all of this rain, one storm ststems that's reallyor te helpin to keep this ground saturated. redwood city topping out with over an inch in the past 46 hours. two storms in two days. the first one arriving this morning and the second one is offshore. however, i want to bring your attention to this isolated rain we're still finding ourselves with. it's this break in between storms. heavier pockets of rainfall across the peninsula throughout south san francisco. also into san bruno. but the next storm is stronger than what we had this morning. and we're talking about some powerful winds
thank you for joining us tonight. i'm raj mathai. >> i'm jessica aguirre. minutes away from a vigil marking six months since the explosion took the lives of eight. >> tonight a new look at what witnesses saw and heard on the tragic september evening six months ago. ntsb releasing this home video looking east down earl avenue towards the spot where a gas pipeline ruptured. like a volcano spewing hot gas and fire. >> 38 homes reduced to rubble that day. the blast enough to blow a 28-foot section of the pipeline 100 feet away. leave a crater that is longer than the bay bridge is wide. the neighborhood, so different than it was that day. >> let's bring in damian trujillo at the vigil. dami damian, i know at some point. this was a tight-knit community. is it still that way or ripped apart emotionally? >> well people have actually moved out. others have moved in, raj. it still remains kind of close knit. the community is beginning to gather right now behind me. vigil at 6:12 this evening. six months to the hour of the deadly blast. here is about 100 people, actually more than 100. a lot a
golden gate bridge and survives. >>> good evening, thank you for joining us. i'm jessica aguirre. >> i'm garvin thomas. luckier than smart. 17-year-old on a school field trip to san francisco this morning, jumped off the golden gate bridge and survived. stunning part of that, the same jump that kills dozens of people every year. nbc bay area's jeanne elle is live at the hospital where the teen was taken the we hear he doesn't have serious injuries at all? >> reporter: jessica, the hospital spokesperson says the family are and hiscc1: here requesting privacy. started at 11:15 this morning. a windsor high school group on a field trip on the golden gate bridge. a group of 45 kids and two teachers. walking on the bridge between south tower, thecc1: a 17-year-old male student jumped into the bay, off the bridge. the school principal says surfers, helped the teenager to shore where he walked out of the water himself. right now the superintendent says they don't know why the student jumped. >> at the present time, we are also conducting our own investigation here. and we have, we have
news a little while as the police chief is answering questions giving us a description of what happened in san mateo late this morning. >> an alameda county sheriff's deputy is searching for a 15-year-old boy who may be armed and suicidal. look at a photo of the boy. he goes by the nickname taka. authorities tell us the teen disappeared sunday morning after he sent his girlfriend some text messages saying that he wanted to take his own life. now he may be armed with his father's handgun. they also say he may be near the intersection of adeline an 12th in oakland. if you come across the little boy don't approach him but call the sheriff's office immediately. >>> still searching for answers after last year's deadly san bruno explosion and tomorrow federal investigators will do something they haven't done in 11 years, a public inquiry. a three-day hearing beginning tomorrow by the national transportation safety board. it runs through thursday. so far they have collected 47,000 pages of interviews and reports stemming from last fall's explosion, and they expect even more. observers say it c
>>> good evening and thanks for joining us on this wednesday. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm marla tellez in for jessica aguirre. our lead story tonight, access for all, but at what price? one small business after another has closed its doors in san francisco's richmond district recently. some say the economy is not entirely to blame, but instead, an expensive tug-of-war revolving around accessibility for disabled patrons. nbc bay area's traci grant is live in san francisco tonight. now, traci, some people say this is long overdue and others are calling it extortion. >> reporter: well, marla, you're absolutely right. it's true that there are a lot of businesses here in san francisco's richmond district that aren't entirely handicapped accessible. now, what's upsetting some people is the money involved in these lawsuits that are filed by what some people call professional plaintiffs. >> the person indicated that he wanted -- he loves the restaurant. >> reporter: that's how the letter started out, but the writer went on to complain that as a disabled man, bella pizza wasn't very acce
this video for us. a water spout is actually a tornado that touches down over the water. so at t:20 -- 9:20 this morning, he said it turned dark outside. he saw the hail and captured this with his smart phone. he shot this with his blackberry. i asked if he was concerned about his safety and the possible of it pushing on shore because it does happen. we do see water spouts push on shore. he said he already formulated a plan and he was ready to hit the deck but he kept tight tabs on it. we are back here live at ocean beach. it is a very active day out here in terms of the swells. 14 to 17-foot swells anticipated as we head throughout tonight and tomorrow. that's why there is a high surf advisory in place for this area until 9:00 p.m. you want to avoid the beaches this weekend. you see that we do have some kite surfers out here risking their safety, but i have already seen a lot of these guys topple over several times. it's just too dangerous for that. we want you to be safe. avoid the beaches as we head through the weekend with another strong storm on the way. i'm cristina loren for bay a
>>> good evening and thanks for joining us on this tuesday. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. in solidarity with wisconsin labor leaders, south bay unions are in force in downtown san jose. hundreds of people still gathering at this hour outside the martin luther king library. they're calling for the standoff in wisconsin, as an attack on the middle class. and while wisconsin's governor maintains collective bargaining among other union strengths, he's crippling the state. south bay union members say workers are not the problem, and they shouldn't be made the scapegoats. >> he forgot to tell that to wall street. so, no, it's not a mistake. we have gone out there and collectively bargained fairly. someone had to sign that, okay. so it was negotiated and collected and fairly done. >> now, the san jose gathering comes on the heels of major concessions made by one of the city's biggest unions, firefighters. nbc bay area's damian trujillo is live at san jose city hall, where the fire union said it just made an unprecedented contract extension to save jobs, and they say, ult
new york for all of us here at nbc news. new york for all of us here at nbc news. good night. -- captions by vitac -- >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. the corruption case in the east bay involving a private investigator and two law enforcement officers seems to be growing. and tonight we're learning morgue about the p.i. accused of orchestrating a scheme to sell drugs from police department labs and file false reports. nbc bay area's monty francis joins from us oakland with the latest for us. >> reporter: diane, police officers in the martinez jail being held on $260,000 bail. he is 47-year-old steven tenabe of alamo, an officer with the danville police department. tenabe, arrested friday, is accused of conspiring with a private investigator christopher butler, accused of selling drugs stolen from evidence lockers. in addition to the drug charges, in tenabe's case, prosecutors say butler paid him to arrest men for drunk driving. those men were involved in ugly divorce proceedings and the allegations are that the private investigator was trying to tarnish their
favro join us live from captolo after the flash flood that happened yesterday. >> and jeff ranieri tracking more rain, but after that we could be looking at a little bit of a break. >> the ground's saturated and all the residual problems continue here across the bay area where we saw anywhere between 2 to close to 4 inches in los gatos with the recent round of heavy rain. we also want to get you video from a viewer, jim collins, this is the los gatos reservoir actually spilling over. this hasn't happened since 2006. right near highway 17, as all of the water has been collected in that reservoir. they expected it to continue to spill over into sunday and monday. they're also looking at possibly hundreds of people, yes, coming out to get a look of this. if you're headed that way, you may also encounter some traffic. but be careful if you are anywhere near that water, of course. meanwhile, let's get you into the latest here. we're still under a zone of concern here, the next 24 hours is very critical for us because we're still under this flooding threat, as we take my graphics full, w
a ruling aimed at stopping gangs. >> cheryl herd is joining us from oakland. this has been a hot button issue? there is a large police presence here tonight but this protest is peaceful. it's been going on all day long. protesters say gang injunctions in oakland target african-american communities and latino communities. now, there's one in north oakland and the city attorney is proposing another in the fruit dale district. there are civil court orders that transforms every day actions into adjustable, punishable offenses if you're identified as a gang member. black panther founder and former u.c. professor was here tonight and addressed the crowd. >> so i think the stop gap methods, these default solutions that don't take into consideration the protracted nature of our struggles for justice and freedom will never work. >> reporter: a lot of folks here were very happy about her and surprised about her appearance here tonight. the city attorney and members of the police department say that gang injunctions are a tool to keep the community safe. the folks here don't agree with that. now,
it happen here. there are 104 power plants in the u.s. including two on the west coast. the closest reactor to the bay area is the diablo canyon nuclear power plant located near san luis obispo. it's said it's unlikely what happened in japan would happen here. >> as you look at it from a risk perspective, it's very small, very, very low. each of those plants on the west coast has been designed to withstand earthquakes as well as tsunamis. >> he also added it's too early to know how much radiation was released as a result of the explosion in japan. officials in california are still assessing the damage caused by the tsunami that hit the coast yesterday morning. governor jerry brown declared a state of emergency for santa cruz and san mateo counties, saying the ocean surf from the tsunami waves put infrastructure and public safety in extreme peril. kimberly tere is in santa cruz where the harbor remains closed tonight. kimberly? >> reporter: diane, you can see cleanup is slowly winding down for the day here. we are told that they are only going to work until it gets dark here, and it's gettin
and not spend all that extra money on account ants. monty francis joins us from berkeley to explain. monty? >> reporter: diane, this affects domestic partners who own property tonight. the change to the tax code, it is a bit complicated. that is why same-sex couples attended a seminar in san francisco earlier today, led by tax experts. so here it is. the change affects domestic partners in three states, california, nevada, and washington. those are the states that recognize domestic partnerships, and also have community property laws. domestic partners who own property together should file joint state returns for 2010, but they have to file separate federal returns. and now they have to include their combined income on those federal returns. in the end, the domestic partners could end up qualifying for a tax break, because they can avoid the so-called marriage penalty that heterosexual couples are required to pay. >> many taxpayers are actually going to save a lot of money. just in my practice, i have thousands of -- hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers' checking accounts today be
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